“Three Great Games”
Rollout of Game 2, Position 26a
From Backgammon: the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

Black doubles to 8.
Should White take?

Black now redoubles in this position. He is a favorite here because white has only five men off. But because of the men on black’s 1 point, white accepts the double, for the chances are that black is going to have to break his board immediately without getting any of the extra men off before he has to break. White’s take is correct in all money games.

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Money play
Black owns 4-cube
Black on roll

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Cube Action Game BG   Equity
No double W
+0.7413 x 
Double Take W
+0.6662 +0.6662 (0.0751)  *
Drop +1.0000

  Black is not good enough to redouble  

Three Great Games,” Backgammon: the Cruelest Game

Backgammon: the Cruelest Game (1974), by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

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